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From Florence: A Taste of Emilia-Romagna, Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Tour

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11 hours

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From 07:00

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From Florence: A Taste of Emilia-Romagna, Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Tour

What you'll do

Explore the culinary culture of Italy with a private taste of the Emilia-Romagna region. Sample classic products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto crudo and cotto, authentic prosciutto ham and balsamic vinegar from Modena. Unveil the heart of Italian gastronomy and discover the secrets behind these delectable delicacies.

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  • Visit a World-Famous Region: Allow your tastebuds to travel from Florence to the heart of Emilia-Romagna in Italy

  • Discover Regional Produce: Gain firsthand experience on how the likes of Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and PDO Prosciutto of Modena are manufactured

  • Stamp of Authenticity: Learn about the old-age production methods used on products that are exclusively produced in the Emilia-Romagna region

  • Enjoy Tasting Sessions: Sample different products throughout the day including Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto ham and Balsamic Vinegar

  • Experience a Traditional Lunch: Featuring authentic Emilia-Romagna dishes for a traditional Tuscan meal

  • Perfect Food Pairing: Explore how different types of balsamic vinegar complement the flavours of each delicious plate

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    Duration: 11 hours
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    Group Size: Maximum 6 people
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    Start Time: 7 AM
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    Meeting Point: Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation has been included
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    First stop: Parmigiano Reggiano Factory
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    At this caseificio (cheese factory) you will be introduced to the universe of parmesan cheese and get to know its secrets. Behind every roll of Parmigiano Reggiano is more than meets the eye, due to the intricate traditional recipe behind it and the controlled conditions of the entire process
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    You will watch cheese makers at work and witness the entire process. The tour of the factory will eventually lead to the ageing room (‘stagionatura’ in Italian), where you will admire rows and columns of cheese wheels perfuming the air. The factory produces more types of cheese, all organic
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    The caseificio tour will end with a tasting of different types of Parmesan Cheese and ricotta accompanied by local products
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    Second Stop: Balsamic Vinegar Factory:
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    Acetaia Sereni is a leader in the production of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and a vast range of sweet and sour condiments
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    Here you will have a traditional lunch at the property's restaurant that is overlooking breathtaking scenery. Lunch is centred around dishes typical of the Emilia-Romagna region that are best paired with different types of balsamic vinegar
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    Followed by a private tour of the cellars, receiving a full explanation of the balsamic vinegar’s manufacturing process: from the pressing of the grapes and the wort boiling to the filtration and mixing steps. The visit will end with a balsamic vinegar-tasting
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    Third Stop: Prosciutto Factory:
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    Prosciuttificio Leonardi was established in 1988, building upon extensive expertise in the pork slaughtering and processing industry. That same year, the company became a member of Modena's "D.O.P." Prosciutto Consortium, ensuring that all their products adhere to the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) EU quality standards
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    This esteemed factory maintains rigorous production standards, resulting in the creation of exceptional dry-cured hams. They have earned a reputation as a trusted supplier for renowned establishments such as the Gucci restaurant in Florence and Massimo Bottura's prestigious restaurants
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    Tour the factory and explore production rooms to learn about ham processing, from receiving the meat to the final product
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    End your visit with a tasting experience, trying a variety of their products, including raw and cooked hams like Culatta, Lardo, Salami, Prosciutto Cotto, and Prosciutto al Tartufo
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    Enjoy the cold cuts accompanied by Crescentine (also known as Tigelle), a typical bread from the region
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    End Time: 6 PM
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    Please note that this description is an example of the food you might taste and may vary depending on the season, day of the week and group size.

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What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Explore 3 different stops on this culinary adventure

  • There is a light lunch also included

  • A certified sommelier/guide will be with you the entire day

  • During your visits, you will be able to make purchases at source

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What's not included

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

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Meeting Points

The tour includes transport with pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation.

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Important Information

  • The tour runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 7 am. We kindly request that all participants arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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